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Taxon: Vitis ficifolia Bunge

Genus: Vitis subgenus: Vitis
Family: Vitaceae subfamily: Vitoideae
Nomen number: 316303
Place of publication: Enum. pl. China bor. 12. 1833 (Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St.-Pétersbourg Divers Savans 2:86. 1835)
Name verified on: 17-Jan-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 17-Jan-2011
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Davis (DAV).
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of wine grape   (fide Acta Hort 799:49. 2008, based on phylogenetic affinities; Asian J Pl Sci 4:466. 2005, based on reports of hybrids with V. vinifera)

Distributional range:

    China: China - Hebei, Henan, Jiangsu, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Ryukyu Islands, Shikoku; Korea [as var. lobata]; Taiwan [as var. lobata]


  • Aradhya, M. et al. 2008. Genetic structure, differentiation, and phylogeny of the genus Vitis: implications for genetic conservation. Acta Hort. 799:43–49.
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. [= V. heyneana subsp. ficifolia (Bunge) C. L. Li].
  • Du, Y. P. et al. 2009. Susceptibility of Chinese grapes to grape phylloxera. Vitis (Geilweilerhof) 48:57–58. [as "V. heyneana subsp. ficifolia"].
  • Forest Experimental Station, Korea. 1966. Illustrated woody plants of Korea. [= V. thunbergii Siebold & Zucc.].
  • Galet, P. 1988. Les vignes américaines. In: Galet, P., Cépages et vignobles de France. 2nd ed. Montpellier, France 1:145. [as a synonym of Vitis thunbergii].
  • Goto-Yamamoto, N. et al. 1998. RFLP and RAPD analysis of wild and cultivated grapes (Vitis spp.). J. Jap. Soc. Hort. Sci. 67:483–490.
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993–. Flora of Japan.
  • Japanese Society for Plant Systematics. Flora of Japan database project (on-line resource). [accepts three varieties: izu-insularis (Tuyama) H. Hara; lobata (Regel) Nakai and sinuata (Regel) Rehder (searched 17 Jan 2011)].
  • Jiangsu Inst. Bot., ed. v. 1; Shan. R. H., ed. v. 2. 1977–1982. Jiangsu Zhiwuzhi (Flora of Jiangsu).
  • Jürgens, G. et al. 2009. The mode of interaction between Vitis and Plasmopara viticola Berk. & Curt. ex de Bary depends on the host species. Pl. Biol. 11:886–898. [it found that V. ficifolia did not have "an inner cuticular rim" at the substomatal region a structure of probable defense significance].
  • Nakagawa, S. et al. 1991. Distribution and leaf morphology of wild grapes native to Japan. J. Jap. Soc. Hort. Sci. 60:31–39. (in Japanese). [this study recognized Vitis ficifolia with three varieties: " izu-insularis Hara, sinuata Hara and ganebu Hatsusima"].
  • Tröndle, D. et al. 2010. Molecular phylogeny of the genus Vitis (Vitaceae) based on plastid markers. Amer. J. Bot. 97:1168–1178.
  • Wan, Y.-H. et al. 2008. A review of taxonomic research on Chinese wild grapes. Vitis (Geilweilerhof) 47:85. [= V. heyneana subsp. ficifolia (Bunge) C. L. Li].
  • Wang, W.-T. 1979. Vitacearum novitates. Acta Phytotax. Sin. 17:73–87. [accepts].
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition). [= V. heyneana subsp. ficifolia (Bunge) C. L. Li].


Check other web resources for Vitis ficifolia Bunge:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

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